The tube’s advance into London’s suburbs – archive, 1 December 1924
1 December 1924 Millions have been spent on an enormous post-war expansion programme
Fleet Street, Sunday
The opening of the remade City and South London Railway tomorrow marks another stage in the conquest of the suburbs by Tube. This word Tube will soon be a misnomer. By the end of next year it will be possible to travel over twenty-three miles from Edgware to Morden – “the Edgmore” is suggested as a new name for the railway — and only about half the distance will be underground. The old Tubes will in time, with the spread of these country extensions, become merely tunnels to take people under the thick of London like tunnels through a rock.
The Tube, in its new phase, is becoming a great creator of suburbs. The big community of Golders Green owes its existence entirely to the Hampstead Tube, for the ridge always made the district difficult of access by bus, and now that Edgware is reached that once delightful village is not likely to resist for long its transformation into a big cluster of new villas.
Source: Guardian Transport